Helen Ashdown joined the CDCB team on June 6, 2022, as Software Developer. As an applied statistician, Helen will work with José Carrillo and Lillian Bacheller to develop code for the CDCB database and systems. She recently graduated with a master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Georgetown University. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Helen earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Cincinnati in neuroscience, with pre-veterinary courses. With a love of animals, Helen enjoys volunteer work at animal shelters and therapeutic horseback riding programs. Other hobbies include playing the piano, taking her pitbull to the park or riding her horse.